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S.C. District 1 shortstop Jacob Childress tosses the ball to second base to try to put out Florida’s Brenden Overton during their U.S. semifinal game Tuesday evening at the J.B. “Red” Owens Complex in Easley. Florida won 6-0 to advance to Wednesday’s championship game against Puerto Rico.
EASLEY — Facing off against a pitcher on a mission to send his team to the championship game of the Big League
World Series, there wasn’t much the South Carolina District 1 host team could do to help its own cause Tuesday night.
Florida pitcher Bradford Deppermann turned in a one-hit gem, as he struck out eight batters against just one walk in a complete-game effort to lift Florida — representing the Southeast region — to a 6-0 victory and into Wednesday’s championship game against Puerto Rico.
The game between Florida and Puerto Rico — which defeated Latin America by a final score of 3-0 in the other semifinal game Tuesday — will be televised live by ESPN2 from the J.B. “Red” Owens Complex at 6:30 p.m.